Gun Trotting Allegation: Court Frees Hip-hop Star, Small Doctor With Mere Warning

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L-R ..The popular hip-hop star Temitope Adelunle a.k.a Small Doctor 2nd from left and the other suspects.

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Popular Nigerian hip-hop star and Police Brand Ambassador, Adekunle Temitope aka Small Doctor, has been set free with a mere slap on the wrist by a court on Tuesday where he was arraigned over illegal weapons.

A Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Metta freed the singer, who was accused of unlawful possession of a firearm.

It learnt that he was released with a warning not to be involved in any violent act for the next one year.

Our correspondent also learnt that the suspect possessed a licence for the gun over which he was arrested and arraigned by the police, even though the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Imohimi Edgal had said that all licenses have been revoked by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

Small Doctor was paraded at the police Command headquarters at Ikeja after he was arrested at Oshodi area on Monday.

Edgal alleged that the musician threatened to open fire on a police officer before he was caught.

He added that Small Doctor recently had a case with the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID) for shooting at his show in Agege where he allegedly injured four persons.

The musician was arraigned today by the police for unlawful possession of firearms and threatening violence.

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